FloorShot3CHICAGO – Senator Tony Munoz (D-Chicago) is encouraging his constituents and people throughout the state to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.  This is a time to recognize and celebrate the legacy of those of Hispanic decent.

“This is the time of the year where we remember, learn more about and celebrate our Hispanic heritage,” Munoz said.
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

To learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month or find events throughout the state please visit the Library of Congress Hispanic Heritage Month web page  or the Chicago Public Library for a listing of events.

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